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    Howdy, here we go again!

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    [Bild: 9ecf7442d9f1993740c4dc24df3036cc.jpg] = Official statement by a PB member in the German forums.
    [Bild: d7e3533284ed7cd067e0cd1a7964949b.jpg] = Official statement by a PB member in the International forums.
    [Bild: icon_08.gif] = New/important information


    Facts and information
    Production information Source Date
    • Jenny confirmed that Piranha Bytes are working on a new project! [Bild: d7e3533284ed7cd067e0cd1a7964949b.jpg]
    2015.03.19
    • Work on the new project started in early 2014. (Most likely the pre-production, brainstorming part) [Bild: 9ecf7442d9f1993740c4dc24df3036cc.jpg] 2015.06.18
    • The new project will most likely be a DX11 one [Bild: 9ecf7442d9f1993740c4dc24df3036cc.jpg] [Bild: d7e3533284ed7cd067e0cd1a7964949b.jpg] 2015.05.18
    • Björn Pankratz is the Project Manager. He has also been PM for Gothic II: Night of the Raven add-on, Risen 2 (together with Mike Hoge) and Risen 3.
    • Mike Hoge (PM for Gothic 1 - Risen 2) will not be involved with the new project, and neither will be Mattias Filler, Kai Rosenkranz or Ralf Marczinzik. (see current and past members of Piranha Bytes)
    2015.06.16
    • There will be a different composere than Risen 3.
    • The music will be darker.
    [Bild: d7e3533284ed7cd067e0cd1a7964949b.jpg] 2015.06.24
    • No recycled assets will be used from previous games, like Risen 3 used from Risen 2.
    • The graphical design will still be stylized/a bit cartoonish, but in a darker, less colourful, more adult way.
    [Bild: 9ecf7442d9f1993740c4dc24df3036cc.jpg] 2015.06.24
    [Bild: icon_08.gif] • Extended game exploration is most probably going to be pretty early, without a tutorial zone. (Thanks, ravenheart! Missed that one) [Bild: d7e3533284ed7cd067e0cd1a7964949b.jpg] 2015.06.24
    Technical information
    Platform • *SPECULATION* The project will be developed for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. [Bild: d7e3533284ed7cd067e0cd1a7964949b.jpg] 2015.06.17
    Engine • The same in-house engine used by Piranha Bytes since Risen 1, updated to the present technology (i.e. DX11). [Bild: d7e3533284ed7cd067e0cd1a7964949b.jpg] 2015.06.18
    Gameplay information
    Story &
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    • The new game will have a happier/more satisfactory ending than Risen 3. [Bild: 9ecf7442d9f1993740c4dc24df3036cc.jpg] 2015.05.18
    • The game will be structured into chapters.
    • Playing with a party of NPCs will be optional as a rule.
    • Different kinds of environment, though the diversity of which remains be seen.
    [Bild: d7e3533284ed7cd067e0cd1a7964949b.jpg]
    2015.06.16
    • The player will interact with at least on non-human species. (thanks Seven!) [Bild: 9ecf7442d9f1993740c4dc24df3036cc.jpg] [Bild: d7e3533284ed7cd067e0cd1a7964949b.jpg] 2015.06.17
    • Apparently there will be a big unitary landmass rather than a fragmented map. (Thanks Seven!) [Bild: 9ecf7442d9f1993740c4dc24df3036cc.jpg] 2015.06.17
    • The game will feature relatively small settlements, none the size of Khorinis (Gothic 2), but larger than the mage settlement in Risen 3. [Bild: 9ecf7442d9f1993740c4dc24df3036cc.jpg] 2015.06.18
    • There will be no ships. [Bild: 9ecf7442d9f1993740c4dc24df3036cc.jpg] 2015.06.22
    ________ _______________________________________________________________ ________ _________
    Activities • The climbing will again be scripted. [Bild: d7e3533284ed7cd067e0cd1a7964949b.jpg] 2015.04.28
    • Eating and drinking animations are confirmed.
    • It is hinted/a possibility that the inventory will hold different foods and beverages instead of joining them into the generic "Provisions".
    [Bild: d7e3533284ed7cd067e0cd1a7964949b.jpg] 2015.06.16
    • There will be swimming. (thanks Seven!) [Bild: 9ecf7442d9f1993740c4dc24df3036cc.jpg] 2015.06.17
    • There will be no Quick Time Events! (thanks Seven!)
    • The inventory will again be unlimited. (thanks Seven!)
    [Bild: 9ecf7442d9f1993740c4dc24df3036cc.jpg] 2015.06.17
    • More NPCs will be killable in the new project, not just quest-related kills. [Bild: d7e3533284ed7cd067e0cd1a7964949b.jpg] 2015.06.18
    • There will be teachers and a crafting system which allows the player to craft more than just weapons. [Bild: d7e3533284ed7cd067e0cd1a7964949b.jpg] 2015.06.22
    • There will be different factions granting special abilities and weapon skills upon joining them. [Bild: d7e3533284ed7cd067e0cd1a7964949b.jpg] 2015.06.24
    • The hero will be able to sleep. [Bild: d7e3533284ed7cd067e0cd1a7964949b.jpg] 2015.06.24
    • The inventory will be redesigned. [Bild: d7e3533284ed7cd067e0cd1a7964949b.jpg] 2015.06.24
    ________ _______________________________________________________________ ________ _________
    Combat • There will be difficulty level from which the player can choose. [Bild: d7e3533284ed7cd067e0cd1a7964949b.jpg] 2015.06.16
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    This has been confirmed way, WAY before...
    SHENMUE 3 kann jetzt endlich über PAYPAL unterstützt werden! Die digitale PS4 Version gibt für für umgerechnet 26.00 EUR
    -Mikrotransaktionen, Pre-order DLCs, DLCs die gleichzeitig zu Release des Spiels erscheinen und rausgeschnittene DLCs im Allgemeinen, sind Abzocke.
    -Steam und ähnliche Dienste, die Spiele an einen Account binden, sind kacke... Eine gute Auswahl an DRM-Freien Spielen findet man hier.
    -Bezahlt niemals Geld für Mods.
    Spenden auf freiwilliger Basis um Modder zu unterstützen sind sinnvoll, sollten aber nicht vorausgesetzt werden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abus Bambus View Post
    This has been confirmed way, WAY before...
    Only by common sense, not actually in an official way. They tend to do that.
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    Updated.
    For the most recent Elex news, the new Piranha Bytes RPG, visit us at World of Elex!!!
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    If the new game is DirectX 11 only then shouldn't that cancel out the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlamDunk View Post
    If the new game is DirectX 11 only then shouldn't that cancel out the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions?
    While this is not automatically so (PS3 does not have any DX), consider this:

    Would anybody develop a big modern game on a hardware platform that is not only 10 years old but also has an established successor? To me this sounds like X360 and PS3 can both be safely ruled out.
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    Nice thread

    Important things you should add:
    -Being able to swim is confirmed
    -We can communicate with a non-human species
    -Its hinted that there will be a huge continet in the next game
    The best solution to a problem is usually the easiest one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Rüve View Post
    While this is not automatically so (PS3 does not have any DX), consider this:

    Would anybody develop a big modern game on a hardware platform that is not only 10 years old but also has an established successor? To me this sounds like X360 and PS3 can both be safely ruled out.
    Well, your publisher chooses to ignore the 170 million owners of said consoles, but this also tells me that the new project is really ambitious and porting it to older platforms will be impossible.

    Quote Originally Posted by Seven View Post
    Nice thread

    Important things you should add:
    -Being able to swim is confirmed
    -We can communicate with a non-human species
    -Its hinted that there will be a huge continet in the next game
    Thank you very much for the info! Updated it with what Michael said in the previous post and with these two new bits of information. Feel free to pass by now and then with new answers from the German side.
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    No problem

    Two things I forgot to mention earlier:
    - Unlimited Inventory as in all previous PB games (also day and night cycles, as expected)
    - No QTE!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seven View Post
    No problem

    Two things I forgot to mention earlier:
    - Unlimited Inventory as in all previous PB games (also day and night cycles, as expected)
    - No QTE!
    Thanks! Great news, added them as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maladiq View Post
    Well, your publisher chooses to ignore the 170 million owners of said consoles, but this also tells me that the new project is really ambitious and porting it to older platforms will be impossible.
    These consoles are one decade old (the PS3 almost), it's time to move on... It's old obsolete hardware based on uncommon architectures, and therefore expensive to develop for if your lead platform is x86-based, especially if you have an inhouse engine.

    In comparison, I don't think there were any major PS1 releases in 2005 (2004 if you're in Japan)...
    SHENMUE 3 kann jetzt endlich über PAYPAL unterstützt werden! Die digitale PS4 Version gibt für für umgerechnet 26.00 EUR
    -Mikrotransaktionen, Pre-order DLCs, DLCs die gleichzeitig zu Release des Spiels erscheinen und rausgeschnittene DLCs im Allgemeinen, sind Abzocke.
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    -Bezahlt niemals Geld für Mods.
    Spenden auf freiwilliger Basis um Modder zu unterstützen sind sinnvoll, sollten aber nicht vorausgesetzt werden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seven View Post
    Quote?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenhearth View Post
    Quote?
    As in the linked post:
    "Und noch etwas, weil es nicht viel übers Spiel verrät und trotzdem immer wieder auftaucht. Wir haben die QTEs rausgeworfen. Aus unserer Sicht braucht das Spiel sie auch nicht."

    That was an answer by Jenny to a question that was not asked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Rüve View Post
    That was an answer by Jenny to a question that was not asked.
    Is she in trouble now?
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    I don't think so
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Ore Baron View Post
    Is she in trouble now?
    Yes, like whole humanity. You know, after Nekroloth was defeated, Ursegor get all his power back. I can't even imagine what power can stop him know...
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    QUICK! SOMEONE CALL DR. BEES!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Ore Baron View Post
    Is she in trouble now?
    Neah, she made us happy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Rüve View Post
    To me this sounds like X360 and PS3 can both be safely ruled out.
    Great news. Just what I wanted to read.
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    PB will most likely show something at the Gamescom '15.
    I just asked if it will be their new game or "just" the PS4 Version of Risen 3.

    There will be serveral villages/camps. There wont be a town like Khorinis. One camp is supposed to be bigger than the mage-camp in Risen 3.

    One question Maladiq: Would you mind if I copy and translate your list to the german board? Not everyone is looking over here and might miss the latest news about the new game.
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